ⓘ Minnesota North Stars. The Minnesota North Stars were a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League for 26 seasons, from 1967 to 1993. The North ..


ⓘ Minnesota North Stars

The Minnesota North Stars were a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League for 26 seasons, from 1967 to 1993. The North Stars played their home games at the Met Center in Bloomington, and the teams colors for most of its history were green, yellow gold and white. The North Stars played 2.062 regular season games and made the NHL playoffs fifteen times, including two Stanley Cup Finals appearances. In the fall of 1993, the franchise moved to Dallas, Texas, and is now known as the Dallas Stars.


1. Seasons and records

Season-by-season record

The team had 15 playoff appearances, a 77-82 playoff record, 2 Norris Division championships, and 2 Campbell Conference championships.

For a complete list of seasons played by the Minnesota North Stars and Dallas Stars, see Dallas Stars seasons.

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

Regular season

  • Assists: Neal Broten, 547
  • Penalty minutes: Basil McRae, 1.567
  • Games played: Neal Broten, 876
  • Goals: Brian Bellows, 342
  • Games: Cesare Maniago, 420
  • Wins: Cesare Maniago, 145
  • Shutouts: Cesare Maniago, 26
  • Points: Neal Broten, 796

Team scoring leaders

This is a listing of the top-ten point-scorers in franchise history.

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game


2.1. Notable players Hall of Famers

This is a listing of players in the Hockey Hall of Fame:

  • Larry Murphy, D, 1989-90, inducted 2004
  • Gump Worsley, G, 1969-74, inducted 1980
  • Mike Gartner, RW, 1989-90, inducted 2001
  • Leo Boivin, D, 1969-70, inducted 1986

2.2. Notable players Retired numbers in Minnesota

  • 8 Bill Goldsworthy, RW, 1967-77
  • 19 Bill Masterton, C, 1967-68

After the move, the Dallas Stars retired the number 7 of Minnesota native, University of Minnesota graduate and 1980 Olympic hero Neal Broten, C, 1981-93.


2.3. Notable players First round draft picks

  • 1972: Jerry Byers 12th overall
  • 1971: none
  • 1979: Craig Hartsburg sixth overall and Tom McCarthy 10th overall
  • 1973: none
  • 1992: none
  • 1977: Brad Maxwell seventh overall
  • 1983: Brian Lawton first overall
  • 1976: Glen Sharpley third overall
  • 1982: Brian Bellows second overall
  • 1981: Ron Meighan 13th overall
  • 1984: David Quinn 13th overall
  • 1975: Bryan Maxwell fourth overall
  • 1990: Derian Hatcher eighth overall
  • 1987: Dave Archibald sixth overall
  • 1980: Brad Palmer 16th overall
  • 1985: none
  • 1989: Doug Zmolek seventh overall
  • 1969: Dick Redmond fifth overall
  • 1968: Jim Benzelock fifth overall
  • 1986: Warren Babe 12th overall
  • 1988: Mike Modano first overall
  • 1978: Bobby Smith first overall
  • 1991: Richard Matvichuk eighth overall
  • 1970: none
  • 1974: Doug Hicks sixth overall
  • 1967: Wayne Cheesman fourth overall

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